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Anti-Americanism and U.S. imperialism in Salman Rushdie's Fury

Morton, Stephen (2008) Anti-Americanism and U.S. imperialism in Salman Rushdie's Fury In, Shackleton, Mark (eds.) Diasporic Literature and Theory: Where Now? Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishing pp. 104-119.

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This chapter examines Salman Rushdie's novel Fury (2001) by placing it within the frame of twentieth-century American imperialism and anti-Americanism prior to the attacks on America of September 11, 2001. In my reading, Rushdie's novel interrogates the moral and political dimensions of anger. Professor Malik Solanka, Rushdie's protagonist, illustrates the dilemma of the diasporic subject in a U.S.-dominated world, for Solanka's anger at U.S. foreign policy is in direct conflict with his desire to migrate to America. A similar dilemma faces the Third World writer (such as Rushdie) who wishes to condemn political oppression in Third World and at the same time be non-aligned with the First World in an age of American imperialism.

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Published date: 1 November 2008
Keywords: Salman Rushdie, anti-americanism, diaspora


Local EPrints ID: 66135
ISBN: 1443800139
PURE UUID: 4358f4c7-e3f2-4962-9d06-c91087a5ee2b

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Date deposited: 05 May 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:27

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Author: Stephen Morton
Editor: Mark Shackleton

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